Ferguson: “Give the Fans What They Want”

Previous rumours circulated online that Tony Ferguson would face off against Dustin Poirier, in the UFC 254 Co Main Event, which is headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.

Dustin Poirier stated that he was in training camp for the fight, but it had not been made official yet. This was seen as potential strong arming by the Lightweight, as we’ve since come to learn that he was negotiating for more money too.

Since then, Dana White has confirmed that the fight is not official, and that he couldn’t come to terms with Dustin Poirier. This was later given more context by Ariel Helwani and Daniel Cormier, who suggested that Poirier is only making around $150,000 to show, and wanted a larger contract.

Not only has Dustin Poirier been an advocate for getting the deal done, but so has his potential opponent, Tony Ferguson.

In a tweet directed at Dana White, Ferguson stated that the UFC should give the fans what they want, a good fight. He also tagged Poirier’s Twitter account.

However, White has expressed an interest in finding Ferguson a new opponent.

Naturally, other fighters have put their name in the hat:

Ferguson later appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, to give more context on his situation:

One of Ferguson main talking points in the interview was UFC newcomer, Michael Chandler getting a big contract and in the mix for a title shot. Treatment Ferguson believes he has earned a long time ago.

Now that Dustin Poirier has his sights set on Conor McGregor, it could be some time before we see El Cucuy back in action


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  1. […] Ferguson had not entertained it much to date, as he has been undergoing contract issues since he was rumoured to face Poirier. Ferguson’s last bout was against number one contender, Justin Gaethje. He lost via TKO, which would snatch a 12 five win streak, dating back to 2013. Since then, he has been vocal about wanting more money from the UFC. You can read more about the situation HERE. […]

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